Local residents and job seekers are being given the opportunity to diversify their skills into the trail construction industry. The State Government is conducting a course for up to 20 Collie and Dwellingup residents to help them develop their skills to find a job in...
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The $10 million Collie Adventure Trails initiative will establish Collie as a premier ‘trail adventure town’ to attract local, national and international mountain bike and bushwalking tourists, and support the local economy.
Located 213 kilometres from Perth’s CBD and 60 kilometres from Bunbury, Collie has long been popular for adventure camping, water skiing and outdoor activities. Now, thanks to a $10 million State Government investment, Collie is set to become home to a world-class network of trails that will guide mountain bike riders and bushwalkers to explore more of the area.
Collie’s topography and landscape provide mountain bike riders with an array of areas to enjoy and challenges to tackle. The spectacular Collie River, which stretches from the town through Westralia Conservation Park and Wellington National Park; imposing granite outcrops; lush vegetation; and steep and varied natural features create an ideal foundation on which to build the world-class trails network.
The initiative will develop new trails and facilities that will showcase the area’s natural landscapes and cultural heritage, and make a significant economic contribution to the region.